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Friday, June 8, 2012

Vestibular System

The vestibular system is a sensory system of the inner ear which is associated with balance and equilibrium. It consists of two main structures: 1) the semicircular canals, which are three tiny fluid-filled semicircular tubes, located anteriorly, posteriorly, and horizontally; 2) the vestibule, which is in turn made up of the utricle and saccule. The vestibular system is connected to the vestibular ganglions through the vestibular nerves.